Islamic State Unity Connecting Africa and Asia at "Alarming Rate"

The head of Interpol said on Friday that a growing number of extremist groups from Africa to southeast Asia are shifting their allegiance to the Islamic State group.
The alarming news suggests growing risks for "cross-pollination" among conflicts beyond Syria and Iraq.
In a report obtained by The Associated Press on April 1, a panel of experts monitoring U.N. sanctions against al-Qaida said the number of fighters leaving home to join al-Qaida and the Islamic State group in Iraq, Syria and other countries has spiked to more than 25,000 from over 100 nations.
The panel said its analysis indicated the number of "foreign terrorist fighters" worldwide increased by 71 percent between mid-2014 and March 2015. The report further emphasized the sharp contrast in the speed of information among Islamic Terror groups versus United Nation's member states.
Thus leading Interpol to further urge that the 193 U.N. member states to share more information, "and share it even better."